Watercolor Winter – Take two

Today I am showing you the other two cards from the Watercolor Winter Simply Created card kit from Stampin’ Up!   The directions for coloring are in Thursday’s post with the other two cards.

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I kept this card fairly similar to the directions.  I just wanted less white space so I moved the word “happy” up.  The kit gives you a full sized gold glitter background tree for every tree in the kit, but you can actually cut them down, and use the leftover glitter paper for other embellishments.  Only the diamond cut outs need the gold behind them.

The cards below are the most different from the directions.  I tried them with two variations on the colors, just to see what I liked better.  The Gold Glimmer paper comes with the kit (shown with the red snowflake card), and I used my own Stampin’ Up! Silver Glimmer Paper (shown with the blue snowflake card) for variation .  The ornaments are from the almost retired Merry Minis Punch Pack, but you could use the current star for a similar effect.

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The “strings are just drawn on with the Stampin’ Write Smokey Slate marker, and I used Smokey Slate Ink Refills to paint on the stripes, as well.  The stripes are suggested in the kit, but if I were to do it again, I think I would stamp a very light background, as I had a lot of difficulty painting nice stripes, even using the Stripes Mask.  It worked better when I switched to a sponge.

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I tried leaving the vellum snowflake white, as indicated in the kit, but it disappeared into the white stripes, so I colored it.  You can colorwash or sponge the vellum.

These are just some ways you can personalize the kit, but you can make it exactly as it comes and enjoy it just as much.

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